Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment

Steven Bellovin smb at
Thu Jan 7 16:51:09 UTC 2010

On Jan 6, 2010, at 11:38 PM, Joe Hamelin wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Dobbins, Roland <rdobbins at> wrote:
>> Which goes to show that they just really don't get it when it comes to security.  Maybe they  should look here at all the entries for 'default credentials':
> Roland, this isn't the home wi-fi market we're talking about.  Anyone
> that's going to buy one of these puppies is going to have a clue about
> putting their password in.

Again, look at -- while consumer devices were much worse, there was a noticeable problem on enterprise devices and a significant problem with VoIP devices, and I suspect that those latter are largely enterprise-based.

		--Steve Bellovin,

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